Until his death, Enzo Ferrari kept a picture of the trio of P4's crossing the finish line on their final lap of that momentous race on his office wall. The last time one of these cars was put up for sale at RM Auctions (2009) the bidding was halted at $12 million. The owner said that he just would not sell at that "low" price!
 
 
Only three 330P4s were built, chassis numbers 0856, 0858 and 0860. In addition, Ferrari 330P3 0846 was updated to P4 specifications. These four cars made up the factory team in 1967. There is now only one P4 in its original configuration; because of this, this car is now one of the most valuable cars in the world.
 
 
One of the most revered Ferraris is the 330P4. It immediately draws attention with curvaceously low lines and a sleek, yet aggressive demeanor.
 

Interestingly, the P4 is also one of the last Ferrari prototypes that still resembles a sports car. And since only one completely original car remains, it's an elusive sight for many fans.
 
 
Fine Sports Cars customer cars will carry a hand-crafted all-alloy body constructed to the original factory design specifications of the Le Mans original cars.
Our clients can select from the individual unique body styles and mechanical drive trains of this series.
 
 
Pursuing Technical Sophistication and Superb Handling
The 330P4 was built during a very exciting time for sports car enthusiasts. By the time the P4 was lapping the world's circuits, Ford had finally pulled together their GT40 program and made history by beating Ferrari at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans. However, Ferrari persisted with a much smaller-engined prototypes in hopes that their technical sophistication and superb handling would outclass Ford's big-block might. Technical engineer Mauro Forghieri was responsible for the 1967 challenge.
 
 
Ferrari updated the 330P3 Spyder sn 0846 to P4 specifications. The chassis was modified to accept the Tipo 241 engine and new Tipo 603 gearbox.
  
 
The P4 was the culmination of a series of rear-engine Ferraris that progressively got larger, as much as weight balance and transaxles would allow.

By 1964, these rear-engine cars had worked their way up to Ferrari's largest engine - the long-block, Lampredi V12. By the time the 330P4 debuted in 1967, Ferrari included such novelties as Lucas fuel injection and intakes that were mounted directly on the cam covers.
 

 
The P4's raced alongside both the 330P3 which was an earlier evolution of the car, and the 412P which was a much less complicated version of the P4 that did without fuel injection and opted for regular carburetion. P4s were outwardly distinct amongst this crowd as they had slight smaller bodies and were built as open-air spyders.

Sweet Revenge at Daytona
Easily, the P4's best moment came at Daytona when Enzo Ferrari got his sweet revenge and placed 1-2-3 at one of America's most respected sportscar races. Until his death, Enzo kept a picture of the trio on their final lap of the momentous Daytona race. Other notable victories included the car's debut 1000 km races at Monza.

Three P4s Converted to Spyders
Three chassis, numbers 0856; 0858 and 0860 were originally made and raced as close coupes. These were all converted into spyders for the Brands Hatch BOAC 500 race. Regulations at the end of the season meant that Ferraris famous P racers had to come to an end in Europe, however two of the P4s were radically prepared for Group 7 Can-Am duty.
 

 
Afterwards the world was left with only one P4 in its original configuration; because of this, chassis 0856 is now one of the most valuable cars in the world.
 
 
Pure P4
After the 1967 season the international regulations were changed and there was no longer a place for the large displacement sports prototypes. The factory converted them for use in the North American Can-Am series – an event long awaited by Ferrari’s loyal and passionate US customer base. The formula for a Can-Am car was straightforward: ultra-light body shell and lots of power.
 
 


 

 
The P4s were modified as such in Maranello with notable features including a smooth front-end devoid of any lights, a more stylized rear spoiler and two air intakes curving outward to the fuel injection trumpets.
 
 
 
The heart of the car, however, remained pure P4. 0858’s engine was enlarged to a slightly more muscular 4.2-litres by increasing its bore to 79 mm. Greater compression resulted in an increase in power as well.
 
 
Both Ferraris were designated as 350 Can-Ams. Entered by William Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors and liveried with longitudinal red and white racing stripes, car 0858 ran in three races late in the 1967 season – the Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, the Riverside Grand Prix and the Stardust Grand Prix in Las Vegas, driven twice by Amon and finally by the young factory driver Jonathan Williams of Britain.
 
 
Regarded as one of the greatest sports-racing prototypes ever designed by Ferrari, the fiercely competitive 330P4 is one of only three P4s ever built.
 
 
The 330P4's Racing Pedigree
The 0858 has a distinguished racing pedigree including a win at the 1000-kilometre Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo in Monza and a third overall finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967. The car has been driven by such legendary names as Lorenzo Bandini and Willy Mairesse, while Jackie Stewart and Chris Amon famously took the car to second place in the British BOAC International 500 at Brands Hatch, clinching the World Championship for Ferrari in the process.
 
 
Aggressive, sleek, aerodynamic and achingly beautiful, the P4 was the final iteration of this particular prototype series for Ferrari, substantially revised from its predecessor with a new reinforced engine block and three-valve cylinder heads.

The ZF gearbox had been a particular weakness of the P3 and it was replaced by a new unit designed and built by Ferrari. The men from Maranello had their sights set on the championship ready to take on the competition in the world’s greatest endurance races.
 

 
One of Ferrari's Greatest Sports Racing Cars
Only three 330P4s were built, chassis numbers 0856, 0858 and 0860. In addition, Ferrari 330P3 0846 was updated to P4 specifications. These four cars made up the factory team in 1967.
 

 
The 330P4 is quite simply one of the greatest sports racing prototypes ever designed by Ferrari.
 
 
Beginning in 1962, Ferrari won the prototype class of the World Sportscar Championship for five of the first six years, running through 1967. The cars carrying the Cavallino Rampante were obviously the ones to beat!
 
 
As with all fine works of art, originality, documentation, and provenance ensures future value for our clients.
 
 
This is a rare opportunity for enthusiasts to take delivery of a unique car that was produced in very limited numbers, has a timeless design, a unique race pedigree, and historical significance.

Each car will be hand-crafted in our workshops by local artisans to the original factory specifications and ready to thrill its new owner. These automobiles are being constructed using the customer’s Ferrari donor automobile, or a Ferrari donor car from our inventory.

Rarity Index: 3 cars: 1 coupe left, other 2 cars converted to spyders

Current Value of an Original Car: estimate $15 million
(RM Auctions - no sale at $12 million in 2009)
 

 
It is now possible, for a fraction of the cost of an original car, to enjoy driving a legendary sports racing car on the world’s historic race circuits, surrounded by other cars no less mythical. Fine Sports Cars automobiles can be used in competition at selected vintage events or registered for road use.
 
 
If your car is intended for use in vintage racing events, FIA Certification can be arranged on special request. Fine Sports Cars provides enthusiasts and collectors with faithful and accurate renditions of the world's rarest legendary cars.

Please contact us for to discuss the current price of the above car that will meet your requirements.
 

Fine Sports Cars' documentation includes:
• An original chassis plate and door plate from the donor car
• A personalized numbered chassis plate
• A numbered door plate detailing the place of origin and the manufacturer
• A signed certificate of authenticity which documents the place of manufacture, the originality of the donor car, and the history of the car model
• A complete list of specifications and parts

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